There are a few reasons for this. I will go into more detail of the following reasons, but in the end – any request for video calls will be denied. I will accept SMS, or text messages through Skype if I don’t know you. Once I get to know you, I will accept audio calls either through the phone, or through Skype.
The first reason as to why no video calls is the call will use my computer speaker as the audio. This will mean that the neighbor might hear the conversation that is being carried on. I am a private person, and will not want my conversation to carry on through my computer’s speakers.
The second reason is I don’t like how I look. Yes, I know this is a self-esteem issue, but I still don’t like how I look. With that in mind, a video call will show all of my facial discrepancies including my missing teeth in my mouth. Also, due to me being on the larger side, my face is also a bit larger than I would like.
Last reason is demand on resources. If I was to do a Skype video call, that would likely be done on my computer. And while my computer is relatively new, I don’t want to demand more resources than necessary. With the other reasons in mind, I do not feel that the demand on resources with Skype – or FaceTime is worth the demand of resources that would be taken.